Saturday, February 07, 2015

Alexis Tsipras Insists 'No more Lectures' for Greece in First Speech to Parliament

Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said his country will no longer take "orders" from other countries, Deutsche Welle reports.

Tsipras's speech to party members after parliament met for the first time was greeted with keen applause. On Thursday, he told members of his radical leftist SYRIZA party that they had already succeeded in helping Greece, and Europe as a whole, to turn the page on austerity.

Speaking after Greece's new parliament was sworn in, Tsipras reiterated a pre-election promise that Greece would no longer be "governed by emails sent by second-tier EU staff."

"Greece won't take orders any more, especially orders through emails," the 40-year-old leader told Syriza members, in a speech that was punctuated by enthusiastic applause. "Greece is no longer the miserable partner who listens to lectures to do its homework. Greece has its own voice."

Tspiras said Syriza would not back down from a pledge to renegotiate Greece's EU-International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout. The party claims that austerity has stifled its prospects for growth, and says it wants to rein in public spending restrictions.

(www.independent.mk)


Speaking after Greece's new parliament was sworn in, Tsipras reiterated a pre-election promise that Greece would no longer be "governed by emails sent by second-tier EU staff."
"Greece won't take orders any more, especially orders through emails," the 40-year-old leader told Syriza members, in a speech that was punctuated by enthusiastic applause. "Greece is no longer the miserable partner who listens to lectures to do its homework. Greece has its own voice."
Tspiras said Syriza would not back down from a pledge to renegotiate Greece's EU-International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout. The party claims that austerity has stifled its prospects for growth, and says it wants to rein in public spending restrictions.
- See more at: http://www.independent.mk/articles/14052/Tsipras+Insists+%27No+more+Lectures%27+for+Greece+in+First+Speech+to+Parliament#sthash.zGvSSKM6.dpuf



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